The Newest NBA 2k16 Trailer Gives Sneak Peek Into Spike Lee-Directed My Player Mode
If NBA 2k15's "My Player Mode" lacked anything, it was compelling drama. The cut scenes repeated, the storylines were predictable and the acting, well, let's just say that Al Jefferson won't be nominated for any video game Emmys anytime soon.
The game's latest iteration promises to change all that, bringing in Spike Lee to direct the game's career mode. Up until now, however, we had no idea what that'd mean. After all, Spike hasn't exactly been wheeling out the hits over the last 15 years ("He Got Game" hit theaters in 1998), and the themes of his films are often sobering reminders of America's dark side -- which fans of the 2K franchise probably aren't looking for in the game's story arc.
After a montage of in-game highlights, the latest trailer for 2k16 gives us a glimpse into how they've reworked the My Player cut scenes to be more realistic and, thus, more compelling. A player -- presumably you -- sits on a couch with his family as a relative fiddles with a cumbersome video camera.
"Hi everyone," he says into the camera. "This has been an extremely tough decision. Each school was carefully considered, but I have finally decided to choose. I have decided to go to the great university of..."
[Fade to black]
Not a bad start.
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